Small Tweaks

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Good evening! We worked on the holistic supplement store all day long, and we’re THAT much closer to being ready for Tuesday’s launch!


After my morning post, I took a 45 minute nap and stretched.  I woke up to discover the Z-Bar Fairy had come again!


Amanda read that my favorite flavor is Chocolate Chip, so she sent me a whole bunch.  THANK YOU, AMANDA!  I ate one after my nap.


As I wrote yesterday, my lovely size 2 wedding dress is a wee too tight right now — as in, I can stand in it, but I cannot sit in it.  When I bought my dress, I was about 115 pounds, and now I’m around 119 (my dress is very tight in the hips, so trust me — the 4 pounds makes a difference!).  The difference between these weights is that I was I watched my diet like a hawk at 115, and at 119, I eat like you see me eat everyday.  115 isn’t very fun.  119 is maintainable.  I’m MORE than happy with the way I look now, but I’m just insanely cheap.  So, I’d rather watch what I eat for the next 55 days than pay $100 to get my dress let out — or I’m at least going to try! :) 


The only change you’re probably going to notice is less bread, less yogurt + granola, no more chocolate candies (or at least a drastic reduction in candy), less beer, and more fruits and veggies.  Little tweaks like that will hopefully get me into my wedding dress without alterations.  But, if in 4 weeks, I’ve got to get it let out, no big deal.


So, while working on the website, I snacked on an apple and carrot sticks….


Then, my dad came over and took Future Husband and I to my favorite Thai restaurant, Royale Thai.   I forgot my camera, but luckily I had leftovers for an at-home picture. 🙂


Somehow I found the willpower to say "no" to fried spring rolls.  And I opted the get extra veggies with my garlic chicken (extra spicy) instead of plain white rice.  I must admit — I didn’t miss the rice at all!


What’s your favorite type of ethnic food – Mexican, Italian, Thai, Chinese….. something else?  I LOVE THAI FOOD.  Truly, I could eat it everyday! And the leftovers are always amazing. 🙂



  • Erica November 9, 2008, 6:21 pm

    I hear ya on the "no fun" vs. "manageable weight". Mexican is clearly my fav because I <3 tortilla chips/salsa/beans- especially refried!

  • *Andrea* November 9, 2008, 6:23 pm

    i think you are making a great decision! if it were me i would totally do the same thing. i think it’s worth it to look extra fabulous for the wedding day too 😉 (of course i already think you do!! but you know what i mean)

  • Justine November 9, 2008, 6:24 pm

    "115 isn't very fun. 119 is maintainable." I love that you realize that it's not just the number on the scale that matters…and 4 pounds is not a big deal at all! Some people would freak out about 4 pounds! You've obviously got a great outlook on your lifestyle & health & recognize that 119 is maintainable while 115 would probably just make you miserable! Glad you found your "happy weight" 🙂 And I totally understand about wanting to save a little money by just tweaking your diet!

    I love just about any type of ethnic food! Most often it's Mexican & Italian that we go out for though. The boyfriend is a HUGE fan of Mexican…especially since moving to Houston!

  • Claire November 9, 2008, 6:25 pm

    Hmmm…I love Mediterranean…those spices are great. However, we did have a great Thai meal in NYC…I really need to try and recreate mine. I’m with you on the rice, I honestly could do without it…and double veggies is the best (I’ve never thought of asking for that!).

  • VeggieGirl November 9, 2008, 6:25 pm

    Great goals/tweaking!! You have a wonderful outlook.

    Hooray for the bars from Amanda!!

    Favorite ethnic food = Italian and Middle Eastern.

  • Jenn November 9, 2008, 6:27 pm

    I love Thai too! And that same Royal Thai for that matter. I go to school here in Orlando at ucf =)

  • I am Angie Pooh November 9, 2008, 6:28 pm

    Hi Caitlin. I’ve been reading your blog for a while now, and this is my first time commenting. You left me a comment a while back… I don’t know if you’ll remember. I just wanted to say that you’ve been a huge inspiration for me to be healthy. You are so positive, and reading your blog always brightens up my day. 🙂

  • Meg November 9, 2008, 6:28 pm

    I LOVE Thai food. Any dish that has flat rice noodles is tops on my list!

  • Caitlin (see bride run) November 9, 2008, 6:31 pm

    andrea – hahha yes i do know what you mean, and i agree! and i’d like to be able to breathe in my dress. 🙂

    jenn – YOU DO?!?!?!!? we should meet up! my brother in law goes to UCF! shoot me an email!

    angie – hey girl! thanks so much… that was sweet.

  • ashley (sweet and natural) November 9, 2008, 6:32 pm

    After reading about your amazing run this morning, I stuck to my word from my last comment and went out for a run myself. I’m still learning to love running and had yet to run 3 miles – my furthest was 2.75. Today I decided there was no reason I couldn’t do more – I’m in decent shape, I used to be an athlete, I could do this. Well, I ran 3.35 miles in 30 minutes! I just ran and ran and checked the distance on when I got home. It’s not a lot, but I’m working on upping the distance, so I was excited. Thanks for the inspiration! 🙂

  • ttfn300 November 9, 2008, 6:33 pm

    probably mexican, but i am loving them all 🙂

    and i’m happy to hear your comment about maintainable and not very fun weights!!

  • ashley (sweet and natural) November 9, 2008, 6:33 pm

    Oh yeah, and Mexican is my fave. I’m all about the guacamole. Indian is a close second – channa masala, mmmmm.

  • Caitlin (see bride run) November 9, 2008, 6:36 pm

    ashely – OHMIGOD THAT IS AMAZING! if you want to get even better, try following a training plan! i have a link to training plans on the left side of my blog (under Musings On….)

    WAY TO GO!

  • Laura November 9, 2008, 6:38 pm

    I think you have a great outlook on the whole dress situation. 🙂 I hope all of the small tweaks work for you!

    I don’t really have a favorite ethnic food. I love so many! What came to mind right away though is zereshk polo, a Persian rice dish with dried currants. It is so freakin good!

  • Ellen November 9, 2008, 6:44 pm

    you are totally capable of losing those couple pounds without much effort! you’ve definitely got the right mind set to make it happen, just be careful not to lose TOO much weight :]

    90% of the time i go out to eat, it is for ethnic foods of all kinds (mexican, thai, indian, vietnamese, greek, ethiopian, etc.) because i just love it. if you’ve never had it, you really must try vietnamese. it’s naturally light on oil and high on lean proteins and veggies so there are always SO many option.

  • jenngirl November 9, 2008, 7:08 pm

    Wonderful take on the MAINTAINABLE weight, definitely a mindset I would like to have myself 🙂

    I LOVE Japanese food-mainly the teriyaki chicken/miso soup stuff..and I never feel like I have to ask for very many “alterations” when I order…steamed rice? No prob.

  • Sara November 9, 2008, 7:12 pm

    I love your healthy mindset! How tall are you?

  • Caitlin (see bride run) November 9, 2008, 7:17 pm

    sara- i’m 5 ft 3. i’ve got a really small frame. thanks for the encouragement 🙂

  • Oh She Glows November 9, 2008, 7:53 pm

    I love GREEK and MEXICAN food….I could eat it 2x daily for the rest of my life!!! yum.

    I love your comment ‘115’ vs ‘119’…I can totally relate to that. So many women fight to stay at a weight they aren’t meant to be at. Do you think after the wedding you will return to your happy weight?

  • Caitlin (see bride run) November 9, 2008, 7:59 pm

    oh she glows – oh yea, i will definitely go back up to 119! like…. immediately. it’s not even CLOSE to maintainable for me. think about how much i work out and i’m at 119! that is my magical happy number and i love to enjoy food! i don’t want to “diet” forever. those 4 lbs arent worth it 🙂 but they are worth fitting into my dress!

  • Caitlin November 9, 2008, 8:08 pm

    Hi Caitlin,
    First of all – woohoo we have the same name with the best spelling!
    But I was wondering…why no more yogurt and granola? I know granola can be caloric, which is why I eat nonfat yogurt with just a bit of Kashi Go Lean. I LIVE off of yogurt, so would you not recommend nonfat yogurt (without the calorie-dense granola) as a way to lose weight?
    Also, what do you do to exercise when feeling a bit under the weather? Do you still work out or just let it be? I tend to get kind of nuts if I don’t work out, but when sick it can be a drag.

  • Balance, Joy and Delicias! November 9, 2008, 8:11 pm

    4 pounds will be easy for you to drop, since you eat so healthy and exercises a lot! It will be a piece of cake!

    I love japanese and italian food (except pizza). both can be healthy and yummy~~~~

  • Halie November 9, 2008, 8:20 pm

    I absolutely LOVE Middle Eastern food! (Yeah VeggieGirl!)

    I am interested in seeing the changes to your posts!

  • magpie November 9, 2008, 8:32 pm

    Definitely Vietnamese 🙂 I LOVE it. I just took my dad to my favorite Vietnamese place today and he was really impressed (he’d never tried Vietnamese food before).

  • HangryPants November 9, 2008, 8:38 pm

    I love Thai food, too.

    I enjoyed reading your thoughts on your wedding dress and size. I have a similar threshold for fun v. skinner and like you, I go for fun! Good luck getting into that dress, though!!! Do you find that the more you run the bigger parts of your body get? I think the more I run, the bigger my thighs and hips get. It could just be that I also eat more chocolate, so who knows!

  • Caitlin (see bride run) November 9, 2008, 8:42 pm

    Caitlin – woooo hooo for our name spelling! I say I’m going to reduce yogurt + granola because its my favorite thing to eat and i have trouble portion controlling it! i’ve just gotten out of the habit of portioning it out and now i kind of just dump it into my bowl. if you can portion control the granola, yogurt + granola is definitely a great snack and would work well with any weight loss program! i have trouble enjoying a small quanitity of granola + yogurt and think it’s probably best if i just stop eating it everyday. that’s just my personality. does that make sense? 🙂 hope so!

  • Caitlin (see bride run) November 9, 2008, 8:43 pm

    heather – yes i think running made my thighs firmer and thus a little bigger! but that’s alright because now they are powerful! 🙂

  • Bridget November 9, 2008, 9:24 pm

    Just gave myself a little weekend recap… Awesome job on the 10K!! Congrats!! It really is inspiring 🙂 Also, your shower looked really fun, I LOVED the tp wedding gowns, thats a great idea. I’m also really jealous of the British hats for the wedding…I’ve always wanted to wear one. I love the facinator you picked out for yourself! So cute!!

  • seeleelive (for the love of peanut butter) November 9, 2008, 9:37 pm

    I’ve got to say Japanese! Thai is good too. I agree that you have a positive body image, know what your doing and most of all realize and are aware of the pros and cons of fitting perfectly into that wedding dress–so I support this. We are all here for you to watch you and support you! G’night Caitlin!

  • eatingbender November 9, 2008, 10:58 pm

    Congratulations on the race!! You totally rocked it :o)

    I’d say Mediterranean or Italian would have to be my top two ethnic foods!

  • BOBBI McCORMICK November 9, 2008, 11:31 pm

    girl we could be bff’s I LOVE THAI food, and Italain comes in a close second!

  • Jordan November 10, 2008, 6:56 am

    Thai & Japanese <3 Mmmm! I have a love affair with yellow curry.

  • Rose November 10, 2008, 7:33 am

    I also love Thai food and would eat it constantly if I could 🙂

  • lauren November 10, 2008, 8:02 am

    I LOVE mexican food!

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